Counted among the top hill station destinations in India, there are many popular tourist attractions in and around Shimla.
The Mall: This is a great place to love if you love shopping, or if you are hunting for souvenirs to take back home. There are rows of shops and restaurants built in old colonial architecture style that adds to the charm of the place.
The Ridge: For a spectacular view of the mountain ranges, The Ridge is the perfect spot to visit. There is a local Lakkar Bazaar nearby that is famous for its wooden crafts.
Christ Church: This neo gothic church is a popular landmark in Shimla. The neo tudor Library is also worth a visit.
Kufri: Boasting of steep snowy slopes, there are amazing views to be enjoyed from the topmost point at Kufri.
Jakhoo Hill: Being the highest point in Shimla, a glimpse of the surrounding valleys covered with scented pines and deodars is a must for every visitor.
Home to a considerable Tibetan population, & his holiness – the Dalai Lama himself, Dharamshala is very popular among local and international tourists.
Kangra: Located approx. 18 kms from Dharamshala, it is famous for its numerous temples; Goddess Bajreshwari shrine is among the most popular ones.
Mcleodganj: This destination makes for a peaceful and charming getaway & is also renowned for the being the home of the revered Dalai Lama. It is also called as Little Lhasa by many.
This charming destination still holds a trace of the bygone British colonial era. Some popular tourist spots include:
Subhash Baoli: It is a scenic spot surrounded by Deodar trees where one can enjoy picnics with family or friends.
Sardar Ajit Singh Memorial: Situated in Panchpulla, this structure was built in memory of Sardar Ajit Singh & boasts of pretty settings.
Khajjiar: It is often termed as Mini Switzerland owing to the picturesque settings. Kalatope wildlife Sanctuary is also a must-visit here.
Manali is a favorite summer getaway for people who want to escape the unbearable Delhi summers. Not just Delhi, people from all over the country visit this popular hill station.
Naggar Castle: Located just 14 Kms away from the Manali Mall, the Naggar Castle is much admired for its unique architecture.
Roerich Art Gallery: Holding a display of the paintings, photographs and other memorabilia of the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich, the Roerich Art Gallery is a must-visit for all art lovers.
Hidimba Devi Temple: Situated approx. 2 Kms away from the Manali Mall, this temple is famous for its pagoda styled architure.
Vashist: Another popular tourist place, it is famous for its hot water spring baths.
Manikaran: Located 85 kms. from Manali, it is a famous Sikh pilgrimage spot and is also known for its hot water sulphur springs.
Solang Valley & Rohtang pass: Both these places are very popular among tourists visiting Manali. Solang Valley makes for a great picnic spot and also offers opportunities for skiing and paragliding.